Architect Visit: Garage Door Roundup by

Issue 46 · Utility Rooms · November 14, 2008

Architect Visit: Garage Door Roundup

Issue 46 · Utility Rooms · November 14, 2008

Retractable garage doors are great solutions for dissolving the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space.

Below: This house in West Marin by Fernau and Hartman Architects features a spectacular indoor/outdoor lounge area; note the daybeds on wheels.

Fernau Hartman Retractable Door

Below: A dramatic open-to-the-elements kitchen in Manhattan from Sixx Design.


Below: We love this kitchen in a house in Venice, California; photography by Verne.


Below: Washington, DC, architect Jeffrey Broadhurst's Shack at Hinkle Farm features a garage door opening.


Below: Seattle firm Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects created the now-iconic Chicken Point Cabin (cousin of the Brain), featuring an Industrial Revolution–evoking crank window.


Below: A house in Amagansett by Sag Harbor–based Bates Masi features an open-to-the-outside room.


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